Giangiacomo Olivi > Dentons > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

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Intellectual Property and Technology


Giangiacomo Olivi is a partner in Dentons’ Milan office, Europe Head of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity group and a member of the global Intellectual Property and Technology practice.

He assists clients, such as national and international companies as well as industrial associations, providing strategical and commercial legal advice in relation to technology, media and communications matters, with a specific focus on data management and digital transformation.

Giangiacomo handled some of the most relevant matters in relation to data protection, data privacy and GDPR compliance (including coordinating major projects from Italy also involving multiple jurisdictions). He also assists clients with regard to outsourcing and commercial transactions in a wide range of sectors.

Giangiacomo is renowned as one of the best TMT lawyers in Italy.


Before joining Dentons, he has been a partner of DLA Piper for more than ten years. Prior to that, he spent about five years as a partner of Carnelutti.


- Italian
- English
- French


Admitted to the Italian Bar, 1995


University of Modena, 1992, LLM

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Industry focus: Retail

(Leading individuals)

Giangiacomo OliviDentons

The team at Dentons assists retail clients with a range of issues. The practice is led by TMT expert Giangiacomo Olivi, who assists clients with regard to outsourcing and strategic commercial transactions in the retail sector. Recent work includes assisting Lavazza with signing a joint venture with Yum China Holdings to explore and develop the Lavazza coffee shop concept in China.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection

Dentons is particularly focused on IoT, cybersecurity and digital media. Its team is ‘available, prepared and constantly updated‘. The group covers audits and data mapping, big data, mobile apps, compliance, information governance, and data security and data breach management. Other areas include cybersecurity, data transfer, investigations and proceedings, and IoT matters, among others. Giangiacomo Olivi is a Europe co-head of the firm’s data privacy and cybersecurity group.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

(Hall of Fame)

Giangiacomo OliviDentons

Giangiacomo Olivi‘s team at Dentons leverages the firm’s global TMT practice and its own ‘undisputed technical skills’  to  advise on matters relating to data privacy and data protection especially, while media, communications and technology (with a focus on the internet of things) are also key strengths. Olivi is well known in the market and handles a workload that includes data management and digital transformation issues, while also covering outsourcing and commercial transactions. Chiara Bocchi  is specialised in data protection.